Stamps are iconic in history and have been in place since 1840s. Stamps are used around the world, this makes the icon of a stamp well known and easy to recognize.
I like the idea of using silhouettes and upgrading into more complex pieces or even taking an image and making it only appear as black and white. This is a way to take the subject and really use negative space.
This is an example of using negative space to transform the simple shapes into a face- more specifically, Audrey Hepburn. (this is from when I started to experiment with water color, so the basic shapes are from another painting that is not my own)
This is a photo from an independent movie my friend is in “Nothing Serious”- she gave me “The Artist’s Way.” Well, I was super inspired by this image, so I decided to take this image and create it into something using the simple idea of “black and white” This is what came of the “black and white method.”
Patterns are a nice way to make a piece complex without confusion. This image only uses black and white and a pattern to guide the eye around the page.
I incorporated zentangles in a drawing for a friend. She is currently away on a 2 year trip which she will learn how to create a sustainable life off of organic farming. If you look at the image closely you can see symbols that remind me of her- an owl, carrots, pretty feathers, flowers, and a Hamsa.